Christian Herzog, PhD


Biographical Note

Chris­ti­an Herzog holds a PhD in me­dia po­li­ti­cal eco­no­my and com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons po­li­cy from Loughborough Uni­ver­si­ty, UK. From 2012 to 2016 he was a post­doc­to­ral re­se­arch as­so­cia­te, later fellow, at the Centre for Digital Cultures of Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty Lüneburg in Germany. In spring 2015 he was a vi­sit­ing scho­lar at the Uni­ver­si­ty of West­mins­ter. Beforehand, he has served as a re­se­arch as­sis­tant in the pro­jects ‘PSB-Di­gi­tal’ at Hans Bre­dow In­sti­tu­te at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ham­burg and ‘Mar­co­ni and Our Time’ at McGill Uni­ver­si­ty, Montreal.

His re­se­arch in­te­rests in­clu­de me­dia po­li­cy, pu­blic ser­vice broad­cas­ting/pu­blic ser­vice me­dia, po­li­ti­cal eco­no­my of com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on, comparative media systems, me­dia in­dus­tries and broad­cas­ting his­to­ry. His current research is concerned with the role of civil society interest groups in media governance and public service media funding.

Christian is on the edi­to­ri­al board of Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture . He has aut­ho­red the book Towards a Market in Broadcasting: Communications Policy in the UK and Germany (Pal­gra­ve Mac­mil­lan, 2012) and co-edits the book se­ries ‘Media, Democracy & Political Process’ (me­son press).  

At the Department of Media & Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam he contributes to the modules Academic Skills (CM1003), Introduction to Social Science Research (CM1002), Methods of Media Research (CM4100, CM4203) and Media Processes and Influences (CM1012).